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Sun and Macromedia
ColdFusion MX and Sun Open Net Environment

Sun and Macromedia have entered into a strategic agreement that will enable Web developers to combine the rapid application development capabilities of Macromedia ColdFusion MX with the scalability and reliability of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) platform with the Sun ONE Application Server. ColdFusion developers and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developers can use ColdFusion MX to share Java technology objects.

Globalization Design of Solaris Operating Environment
Benefits of Universal Design

Sun engineers built the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) globalization architecture to transparently separate and hide language-specific details from the application programming interface, thereby allowing software applications to transparently inherit language support from the underlying platform.

Revision of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment Bonus Software Offerings
Updated Versions of the Oracle Bonus Software and More

In an effort to allow the most current and available bonus software to continue for the life of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), the Oracle and iPlanet offerings included in the bonus software pack are being adjusted in all releases of the Solaris 8 OE.

Netscape 6.2.2 Enterprise
For the Solaris Operating Environment

The new Netscape 6.2.2 Enterprise for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) includes powerful tools for searching the Web, communicating with colleagues, participating in discussion groups and creating dynamic Web pages--all in one integrated package. Performance improvements were made in start-up, memory footprint, Web page loading and mail/news. The My Sidebar feature allows for a customized place to track information such as stocks, news, calendar, music and more.

LSPP Certification for Trusted Solaris 8 Operating Environment
The Only Operating System to Achieve this Level of Certification

Trusted Solaris 8 4/01 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) received security certification under the Common Criteria Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4). The integrated platform of Trusted Solaris 8 OE expands the capabilities of the Solaris 8 OE for customers who require enhanced security and strong access control in a highly secure environment.

Solaris 8 2/02 Operating Environment Sun Hardware Platform Guide
Instructions and More

The Solaris 8 2/02 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) Sun Hardware Platform Guide includes information about installing software, supported Sun hardware, updating the Flash PROM on the Ultra 1, Ultra 2, Ultra 450 Workstations; Sun Enterprise 450 Systems and Sun Enterprise 3 x 00, 4 x 00, 5 x 00, and 6 x 00 systems, power management on Sun hardware, Alternate Pathing 2.3.1 on the Sun Enterprise servers, OpenBoot emergency procedures, commands for the Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800 Server systems and localized packages on the supplement CD.

Ultra III Platform-Based Memory Option Repricing
Up to 45 Percent Price Reduction

There is up to a 45 percent price reduction on the 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB Next Generation Memory Expansion Kits for UltraSPARC III platform-based Sun systems. There is also a change in the discount category from H to A on the 1 GB memory expansion kit.

Transition of the Ultra 60 and Ultra 80 Workstations
Sun Blade 2000 Workstation Offers Higher Performance

Sun is transitioning the Ultra 60 Workstation and Ultra 80 Workstation. Associated add-on options that are supported on Ultra 60 and Ultra 80 Workstation only are also being transitioned at the same time.

Sun Blade 2000 Workstation
Technical Specifications Datasheet

The Sun Blade 2000 Workstation offers technical professionals a high-performance, yet affordable, tool for demanding compute-intensive applications. From the highest floating-point performance UltraSPARC III Cu 64-bit architecture (up to two 900- or 1050-MHz CPUs) to the exceptional visualization capabilities of Sun XVR-1000 graphics, the Sun Blade 2000 Workstation is on the leading edge of technology.

System and Mass Storage Upgrades

Sun is announcing several system and mass storage upgrades, including desktops, datacenter servers, servers and storage.

Server Repricings, Cost Savings
Memory Configurations

The currently available Sun Fire 280R Server Assemble to Order (ATO) base will be transitioned. In addition, the UltraSPARC III Cu 900 MHz CPU x-option and ATO option will be price reduced.

EOL: Database Platforms and Select SunTone Cluster Platforms
Product Replacement

The database platforms and select SunTone Cluster Platforms being EOL'd are the Database Platform 420/3; the Database Platform 4500/3; the Database Platform 6500/5200; the Cluster Platform 220/1000; and the Cluster Platform 4500/3. The product replacement for these EOL'd configurations will be: the SunTone Cluster Platform 280/3 will replace Cluster Platform 220/1000; and the Clustered Database Platform 280/3 will replace Database Platform 420/3.

Entry Level Servers
SunTone Cluster Platform 280/3
900 MHz UltraSPARC III CPUs for Sun Fire 280R Servers

This is a product update for SunTone Cluster Platform 280/3 announced on 10/29/01. Sun is announcing the availability of 900 MHz UltraSPARC III CPUs for the Sun Fire 280R Servers in this platform. In addition, the Sun StorEdge T3 arrays with one GB controllers is being upgraded.

Repricing of the Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations
For the Sun Fire 15K Server

Sun is announcing the repricing of the Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations for the Sun Fire 15K Server. The Sun Fire 15K Server and Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations combination provides a powerful solution for data center applications.

Sun StorEdge T3 High Density Configurations
New 181 GB Drive Addition

Introducing the Sun StorEdge T3 Array with 1 GB cache controller array configurations using 181 GB GB/7200 RPM FC-AL disk drives. The key features of the Sun StorEdge T3 181 GB Arrays are high density and lower cost.

9840B FC Tape Drive for Some Sun StorEdge Tape Libraries
100 Percent Throughput Increase vs. the 9840A

Sun is announcing the 9840B FC Tape Drive for the Sun StorEdge L180, L700 and L6000 Tape Libraries. The intended market are data center customers who require a robust drive, with fast transfer rates and fibre channel connectivity. The 9840B offers a hundred percent throughput increase versus the 9840A.

The 2002 Sun Microsystems and Top Coder Collegiate Challenge
Final Results

Finals for the 2002 Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge prize of $150,000, were held on Saturday, April 20, at the University Park Hotel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The winner, 21-year-old Stanford junior Daniel Wright, pocketed $100,000. The Challenge began on February 19, 2002, with a field of 512 competitors, chosen based on their ratings in weekly online TopCoder competitions.

Joshua Bloch of Sun Wins Jolt Award
From Software Development Magazine

Joshua Bloch, senior staff engineer at Sun, won Software Development (SD) Magazine's Jolt Award for his book "Effective Java Progamming Language Guide." The awards are co-sponsored by WetPlanet Beverages and their popular soft drink brand, Jolt. Awards are given to products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance, making the difficult task of creating corporate software faster, easier and more efficient.

Java Technology
Sending SOAP Faults in SOAP Messages over HTTP
Using the Java Platform APIs for XML Messaging

Michelle Cope has written an article about sending SOAP faults in SOAP messages over HTTP using the Java platform APIs for XML Messaging (JAXM). Also covered are four main components of a SOAPFault element.

"Real-Time Java Platform Programming"
by Peter Dibble

"Real-Time Java Platform Programming," Peter Dibble's new book, is written to provide experienced Java platform developers with a solid grounding in real-time programming. Dibble, a member of the Real-Time Specification for the Java Platform (RTSJ) expert group, starts with an overview of real-time issues unique to the Java platform and explains how to use each major feature of the RTSJ.

"Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture for J2EE Technology Study Guide"
by Mark Cade and Simon Roberts

Mark Cade and Simon Roberts, the lead developers and assessors of the architect exam, have just written "Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture for J2EE Technology Study Guide." This is the first officially authorized study guide endorsed by Sun Educational Services for the challenging Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) exams.

iSavvix One-Hour Web Seminars
Online Training in Java Technology

iSavvix One Hour Web Seminars provide online training in Java technology on a variety of topics. Current courses include Developing Web Services in Java technology and the J2EE 1.3 Platform: A Detailed Summary Of Features and Functionality.

New Product Marketplace
KaVaDo Supports Solaris Operating Environment
Expands Security Solutions

KaVaDo Inc., a provider of Web application protection solutions, now supports Solaris OE versions 2.6, 7, and 8. KaVaDo brings the most advanced Web application protection available to customers using Solaris OE.

Speechify 2.1 TTS software
Natural Synthesized Speech

SpeechWorks International Inc. a provider of speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) technologies and services, has launched Speechify 2.1 TTS software. This new release, which delivers extraordinarily natural synthesized speech, includes a new custom voice and a formal program for producing additional new custom voices.

    RealNetworks Launches Commercial MPEG-4 Interoperability Site
    Seeks Approval of MPEG-4/VCEG Joint Video Team

    RealNetworks has launched a commercial MPEG-4 interoperability site powered by RealSystem Servers. This new site enables MPEG-4 encoder and player developers and suppliers to verify their early prototypes and releasable products utilizing RealNetworks commercially available RealSystem software.

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